April 30, 2020

When we are swamped with fear or guilt or whatever emotion we are currently experiencing it can lead to anxiety.  We have a feeling of not being able to cope, of being out of control.

First of all, we are all experiencing the lockdown differently.

  • Some are isolating alone

  • Some are confined and isolating as a family group

  • Some are working flat out, almost to breaking point

  • Some are working remotely and not feeling supported by colleagues

  • Some have reduced or lost their income and fearful for their future

It can be tempting to look over the garden fence to others thinking they are having an easier time than you.  The grass is not greener, it is different. 

Underlying all this is that most people are experiencing overwhelm.

What will life be like after all this is over?  Let’s get a grip of this question. This is something out of our personal immediate control so let’s bring everything back to the here and now.  No time like the present!

So here are s...

April 4, 2020

Some of us have wide energy fields and are sensitive to other people’s energy fields.  We often get the sense that we are picking emotions and even physical sensations from someone else.  If you go to visit someone who is depressed and you come away feeling flat, then you have picked their energy up.  The same applies when you visit someone who is overjoyed, a bit can rub off on you.  This can become a problem if you are living with someone and picking up their energy. If this is you, there are ways you can protect yourself.

Do regular grounding exercises.  Think about your feet on the ground and being attached to the earth.  

Imagine there is a white light above you.  Imagine it pouring into the top of your head.  It slowly goes down your body and picks up any negative bits that you do not need and then imagine it pouring into the earth.  Do this three times.  Then gather up a protective bubble from your feet and bring it over your bo...

April 4, 2020

Tinnitus is often caused by the nervous system’s fight or flight response. You can help clear the tinnitus pattern by learning to relax the body, let go and switch off. During your CST session we will have discussed what makes you feel calm and comfortable. Continue to consciously get in touch with your inner strength; actively creating a deep sense of safety is essential.

Following your treatment, you may experience a change in the tinnitus. Before it starts to subside long-term, tinnitus can often change quality, seem louder or become more irritating. Please note that it often takes days if not weeks to calm down but there are some things you can do to help your body reduce it.

Do not sit in a quiet room; try to avoid silence for the first few days. Allow your ears to rest with something to monitor like leaving the window open or the radio on. If the tinnitus is quite severe, consider investing in a white noise generator.

Practice this relaxation and body awareness exercise once...

April 4, 2020

Self Help and Breathing to the Heart Exercise (good for anxiety and depression)

  1. Sit comfortably, or lie down and tune into your breathing for a few moments

  2. Become aware of the area around your heart, explore the feeling around it, the muscles, the bones

  3. Feel as if your breath is filling your heart on the inbreath and emptying on the outbreath

The next steps are optional, you may want to work up to 4. Only after you are comfortable, move to step 5.

  1. Continuing the breathing into the heart and recall a situation when you felt completely content and just stay with that while breathing in and out of the heart

  2. Allow a feeling of gratefulness to come in while you remember this situation and breathe into your heart, notice the felt sensation of this in your body

April 4, 2020

Self Help and Breathing to the Heart Exercise (good for anxiety)

  1. Sit comfortably, or lie down and tune into your breathing for a few moments

  2. Become aware of the area around your heart, explore the feeling around it, the muscles, the bones

  3. Feel as if your breath is filling your heart on the inbreath and emptying on the outbreath

The next steps are optional, you may want to work up to 4. Only after you are comfortable, move to step 5.

  1. Continuing the breathing into the heart and recall a situation when you felt completely content and just stay with that while breathing in and out of the heart

  2. Allow a feeling of gratefulness to come in while you remember this situation and breathe into your heart, notice the felt sensation of this in your body

April 4, 2020

Self Help and Anti-Arousal Breathing Exercise (good for pain and anxiety)

  1. Sit in a chair and either rest your arms on your thighs or (ideally) on the chair arms

  2. Firmly press your elbows towards the floor so that your shoulders do not raise when you breathe deeply

  3. Inhale fully through your nose on a slow count of two (fill your lungs quite quickly) ensuring your diaphragm moves down and pushes your abdomen out

  4. Exhale fully through your mouth to a count of four, five or six as the diaphragm flattens

  5. Repeat the inhalation (count to two) and exhalation – in time your exhalation should last to the count of eight

  6. Repeat for several minutes, making about six cycles a minute

March 20, 2020

Today I suspended all face-to-face treatments, and restricted sessions to remote only.  I have treated many people remotely and had great results. So this is the way forward for the next few weeks.

This morning, I rang a client to tell her of the suspension.  She was still in bed and said she felt depressed and had been crying. She couldn't see the point of getting up, there was nothing to do and the prospect of no money coming in is terrifying her.  I told her that it would be possible to have her session as a remote one, so we booked it for later this morning.

I texted her when I was about to start and she pinged me one back to say she was ready.  The way it works is to tune into her energy, a bit like tuning into a radio station.  It felt as if her system was discharging overwhelm and I sensed releasing in her pelvis, neck, head and heart.  Half an hour later, I rang her and this is what she said.......

I feel more positive and energised!  I'm getting up to wash my ga...

March 14, 2020

Have to share this audio with you.  It is a wonderful meditation.  When they talk of the universe, it is really quite emotional.  Love to you all during this challenging time.  It's on on my home page, or click the image below.

 

March 12, 2020

It's Complementary Therapy Week and the perfect time to update you on an exciting new development. Lulu Ferrand CST is teaming up with leading local complementary therapists and moving to a bigger space in West Tanfield, near Ripon in North Yorkshire 

Tanfield Wellness Rooms, opening in the first week of May, will offer a range of Complementary Therapies including Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki, Acupuncture and Sports Massage. Watch this space for further details in the coming weeks. 

February 4, 2020

This week is National Tinnitus Awareness Week and a reminder that 6 million people in the UK suffer from Tinnitus. 

Doctors and ENT (Ear Nose and Throat) Consultants will tell you “there’s nothing you can do” or “learn to live with it”. However, with Craniosacral Therapy there may be a way. I am certainly not promising anything but I have had success with clients who come to me with tinnitus, so I feel I should be honest with you.

CST (Craniosacral Therapy) brings you out of the adrenal state of ‘fight or flight’ as a whole, which causes the overall pattern of tinnitus to steadily calm down the nervous system. In addition to this, the held tension in the tissues of the upper body in particular can have a pull on the ear drum and distort the balance of the whole head as well as the ear.

Why would the tissues get distorted?  Could be for a whole host of reasons, both physical and mental.  This would be thoroughly looked at when taking a case history at the beginning of the first session....

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